• Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk.
  • Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk.
  • Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk.
  • Welcome to the Pioneer Family! Image of ox mascot and students on campus sidewalk.

New Student Orientation

 Summer 2023 Orientation

Orientation sets you up for success at Alfred State and answers your questions. You'll learn where to eat, what fun things to do, how to make new friends, when you'll be in classes and hands-on labs with your class schedule, who can help and offer you support, and why being a Pioneer is so great.

When you Sign Up for orientation, your personal profile will show you all the correct event dates that are right for you. Choose the first date available for a special orientation focused on your School of Study to meet the most faculty and students in your major.

 Orientation Testimonials

Testimonial 1

"I was able to get all the information I needed prior to my son going there in August. I was very impressed with how organized it was and how welcoming all the staff and current students were. I appreciated receiving the parent calendar and am thankful that they separated the parents and students for some activities throughout the day. I also appreciated being provided dinner, breakfast and lunch while there. The food was delicious."

Testimonial 2

"The orientation team was very helpful and I enjoyed talking to them and getting to know them and their experiences. They were all very understanding of my situation and I appreciated that very much."

Testimonial 3

"The amount of fun and how much it reminds me of home really blew me away."

Testimonial 4

"I've known that this school helps students succeed with their goals, however I did not expect how they went above and beyond to make sure that students stay on task to succeed with what students want to do and what they can accomplish while enjoying the experience at college."

Alfred and Wellsville Campuses

  1. Pay Your Deposit by the due date.
  2. Sign Up for orientation where you'll see all your options.
  3. Complete tasks on the Enrollment Checklist.
  4. Pay Your Bill by the date listed on your acceptance packet.

Special Event Dates

Northland Campus

Northland Students

Sign Up for a special orientation at Northland in Buffalo.

Online Student

ASC Online Students

Watch your Alfred State email to register for orientation.

 Any Additional Orientation Fee?

The cost of orientation is already part of your student bill. There is a small additional fee if you choose an overnight stay. For questions, contact us at 607-587-3114 or orientation@AlfredState.edu.

 Roam Our Campus to See for Yourself

Come to talk with students, see your room accommodations, the many food options, and labs built for your area of interest. If you haven't come to campus yet, please Visit Us.

 Important Dates

Your deposit should be paid by the due date listed on the Deposit Instructions Sheet included in your acceptance packet.

Housing sign-ups available Aug. 
Fall bill due date
Housing assignments mailed Aug. 
Move into residence halls
Fall bill available Aug. 
Week of Welcome
July Final orientation event dates Aug. 
Classes begin

 Orientation Calendar

When you Sign Up, you'll be offered a choice of orientation event dates specifically built for you based on your personal profile. Choosing a date focused on your School of Study gives you more access to faculty and students in your major. Here's an overview of all ASC schools and orientation events for family members to see without a student login.

School of Applied Technology   
Transfer Student orientation session
School of Arts & Sciences (Optional Overnight July 9)
School of Architecture, Management, & Engineering Tech (Optional Overnight July 13)
All Schools of Study Orientation & NYC Bus trip. Any student is welcome to sign up for this date. (Optional Overnight July 16)
This session is now full.
All Schools of Study. Any student is welcome to sign up for this date.   
All Schools of Study. Any student is welcome to sign up for this date.   
Vendors will be available at these sessions for School of Applied Technology students with tool requirements. See required tools.

 ASC Week of Welcome - Hit the ground running®...

Once you've moved in, take part in our social events that help you connect, find your place, feel at home, and build meaningful relationships. Check out some of our Week of Welcome - WOW fun below!

Student at poetry reading

Club Fair

Learn more about our 80 Student Clubs, Intramurals, Performing Arts, and Community Service opportunities on campus to find the activities that are just right for you.

ASC Students

Student Life 101

Connect with the Cultural Center, Health & Wellness, Fitness Center, University Police, Technology Services, ACES (dining services), and others who are part of our caring community.

ASC Career Fair

Academic Support 

Learn your way around and how you can benefit from our Library, Advising, Student Success Center, Printing 101, and 200+ Labs.

Student getting help

On-Campus Job Fair

Explore on-campus student employment opportunities for both temporary service and work study-eligible positions.